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Emergency Light Testing

Emergency lighting is there to ensure that you, your employees and customers are able to get to safety in the event of an emergency.

The term ‘emergency lighting’ implies it’s for an emergency situation when the main power supply fails. The loss of electricity could be the result of a fire, a power cut or a local circuit failure and the normal lighting supplies fail.

What’s the importance of emergency light testing?
It’s the requirement of Health & safety legislation that all commercial and public premises have an emergency lighting installation that complies with BS 5266:2005.

How is Emergency Light Testing carried out?
Emergency lighting systems automatically operate for between 1 and 3 hours on a battery backup system. The lighting needs to be regularly checked and tested to ensure all are working correctly.

When testing takes place, your mains lighting needs to be turned off so we can simulate a power failure.

Testing includes all key switches, batteries, luminaries, and control equipment.

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